from pillar to post

from pillar to post

  1. (idiomatic) From one place (or person, or task) to another; from post to pillar, hither and thither.
    • 2003, Joan Steinau Lester, Fire in My Soul: Eleanor Holmes Norton, New York, N.Y.: Atria Books, ISBN 978-0-7434-0787-8; republished New York, N.Y.: Atria Books, January 2004, ISBN 978-0-7434-0788-5, page 263:
      We campaigned like hell. On election day we went from pillar to post begging people to support us.
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